• Toboggan Championships offer a swift, snowy thrill ride

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    Thousands of people will descend on Maine for an event organizers say is the only competitive traditional toboggan race in the world. The U.S. National Toboggan Championships will take place starting Friday at Camden Snow Bowl, a town-owned skiing area in the coastal town of about...

  • Toddler wounds both parents with 1 shot from handgun

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A 3-year-old boy found a handgun in his mother's purse and fired just one shot that wounded both his parents at an Albuquerque motel on Saturday, police said. According to investigators, the toddler apparently reached for an iPod but found the loaded weapon....

  • Dan River recovering after coal ash spill as fines weighed

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A year after the sudden collapse of an old drainage pipe triggered the third largest coal ash spill in U.S. history, regulators say they are still working to determine how much to fine the nation's largest electricity company. It took nearly a week to plug the...

  • Boston bid has New England states dreaming of Olympic gold

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — If Boston successfully lands the 2024 Olympic Summer Games, some of its New England neighbors hope there's enough gold, silver and bronze to go around. Officials in Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Connecticut say a winning Boston bid could mean a huge economic...

  • Virginia state House still mulling disgraced lawmaker's fate

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Nearly three weeks after the 2015 legislative session started, leaders in the Virginia House of Delegates are still trying to figure out what to do with a lawmaker who is spending nights in jail after a sex scandal involving a teenager. State House leaders in both...

  • Lawyer fights $1M fine over banned testimony, mistrial

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A single word of testimony at a medical-malpractice trial has cost a Pennsylvania lawyer a nearly $1 million fine she says threatens her home, her family and her small law firm. Insurance defense attorney Nancy Raynor says her assets have been frozen and a lien put...

  • Court invader interrupts Australian Open men's final

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A protester was tackled on court by a security guard during the Australian Open men's final between Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray on Sunday night, causing a brief delay in play during the second set. Australian Open organizers said two people had been...

  • Prison school's defenders say cuts would hurt mission

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    NEWPORT, Vt. (AP) — From reading and writing to computer-aided drafting and furniture-making, inmates at Vermont's prisons are learning skills widely seen as key to their success when they are released. But their high school, the one run by the Department of Corrections, is facing big...

  • Self-styled 'seer' faces murder trial for death he foretold

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The leader of a Kansas commune that prosecutors say lived off life insurance payouts from its dead members faces trial this week in the 2003 drowning of a woman whose death he had allegedly foretold weeks earlier. Jury selection begins Monday in the trial of...

  • Flash floods hit Greece, Albania, force evacuations

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Flash floods caused by heavy rains have hit northwestern Greece and southern Albania, forcing the evacuation of hundreds of villagers Sunday and destroying a famous 18th-century stone bridge. No casualties were reported in either country. Heavy rains began...

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement